Workforce Australia is the new program that aims to represent all employment and skills services. Workforce Australia’s goal is to equip Australians with the skills, training, and resources they need to gain sustainable and satisfying employment.
Workforce Australia Online is available to all Australians. Not just those receiving income support.
Workforce Australia employment services will give individuals the knowledge and tools they need to get a job, learn new skills, or access the extra support if you need it.
Job seekers on income support who are assessed as being able to self-manage their search for work and gain employment will be referred to Workforce Australia Online employment services where they will have access to:
Workforce Australia is the new program replacing jobactive. If you are an existing job seeker, you will have access to services provided by Workforce Australia.
Points Based Activation System (PBAS) is the new and flexible approach that provides individuals with choice and flexibility around the way they manage and meet their mutual obligation requirements in return for their income support.
Under PBAS, job seekers are encouraged to actively engage and participate in tasks and activities on their pathway to employment and are rewarded through earning points to meet their points target.
You earn points by doing the following tasks:
The Australian government’s job search website offers a complete breakdown of the points values for tasks.
If you’re self-managing online, you can report points via your Workforce Australia Online.
Access Workforce Australia Online:
If you have a provider, you can report points by:
If you don’t meet your points target or complete your minimum job search each month, you could receive a payment suspension and a demerit.
If you think you won’t meet your points target, contact your provider straight away. As a provider, we are here to support you.
And if you’re self-managing online, contact the DSCC and inform them about your situation.
If you need more assistance and choose services, we can support you. We will provide you with tailored case management and help you with personal barriers you face while seeking and maintaining employment.
Need support finding employment? Get in touch today.